But Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is actually believed to be lining up an amazing swoop for Brazilian legend Romario, who is available on a free transfer from Flamenco.
Considered too old by Birmingham this month ,the 36-year-old is believed to want to play his last season in England at none other than PFC. He knows that Pompey are a ground where 36 somethings can really flourish. Just look at what Zico did in Japan, Pele in the States and now Romario at Pompey. Football really takes off when a brazilian legend comes to play and that's just what Romario is.
Redknapp is keen to bring the striker, who played an integral role in Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning team, to Fratton Park ahead of the new First Division season. He nearly made the current Brazilian world cup team - there was a real outcry when he was left out in Brazil
"If I can pull off this signing, it would be sensational for Portsmouth FC," Redknapp said.
Romario is available on a free transfer from Brazilian club side Flamenco